Smyrna is a town in Chenango County, New York, United States. The population was 1,280 at the 2010 census. Smyrna is named after a coastal city in ancient Greece.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.2 square miles (109.2 km), of which 42.1 square miles (109.0 km) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km), or 0.18%, is water.
The north town line is the border of Madison County.
New York State Route 80 is an east-west highway in the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,418 people, 472 households, and 371 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.7 people per square mile (13.0/km²). There were 608 housing units at an average density of 14.4 per square mile (5.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.45% White, 0.92% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.
There were 472 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the town, the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $34,125. Males had a median income of $25,313 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,541. About 16.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.